Berkeley Research in the News

May 15, 2017
Espinheira Santa
Two chemicals found in anti-fertility folk medicines block a key step in fertilization – the meeting of egg and sperm – and may make effective alternatives to today’s hormone-based contraceptives, which sometimes cause side effects.
May 1, 2017
Signatures Fellow Lisa Garcia Bedolla works to help  more people join in the political process, locally and nationally.
April 19, 2017
climate change
The six-episode series Climate Lab explores global climate change and UC’s groundbreaking work to mitigate its effects.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 7 Nobel laureates
  • 134 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 243 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2015-2016 research funding  by sponsor in millions2015/16 Research
Funding by Sponsor
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.